SPC New had no problem with deployment to a battle zone, having served in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait at the end of Desert Storm, in Operation Southern Watch. In fact, he was looking forward to the deployment until he learned that he would be required to wear a blue beret and to remove the US flag from his right shoulder, replacing it with a United Nations patch.
It has long been a fundamental legal doctrine in both civilian and military jurisprudence that the prosecution has a duty to turn over to the defence all information that might prove to be exculpatory - to show the innocence of the accused. The Supreme Court recently reaffirmed this legal doctrine. The Army now admits that they made a mistake in not delivering Clinton's infamous Presidential Decision Directive 25 (See http://mikenew.com/
According to Daniel New, Project Manager of the Michael New Action Fund:
> A career was ruined, but the Army considers that harmless.
>Army Regulations of uniform were violated, but the Army considers that harmless.
> The deployment to Macedonia turns out to have been illegal, but the Army considers that harmless.
> The Constitution's rules of engagement were broken, but the Army considers that harmless.
>The status of American Soldiers was changed to that of United Nations' "peacekeepers", but the Army considers that harmless.
> Had those soldiers been captured, they would NOT have been classified as American POW's, but as "U.N. Hostages", but the Army considers that harmless.
>The president lied to Congress, but the Army considers that harmless.
>The president usurped Congressional authority, but the Army considers that harmless.
> The president broke the law, the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, but the Army considers that harmless.
>The national sovereignty of the United States was compromised, but the Army considers that harmless.
Says Daniel New, "It appears that the U.S. Army has decided that the best defense is a stone wall, because they now refuse to respond to the legal arguments put forth by Michael New and his attorneys. The military courts concur that silence will have to do - the American people do not need to have the crimes of presidents exposed, merely for the sake of a career of a lowly Citizen Soldier."
And what does Michael New say about all this? "If they'll give me an Honorable Discharge, I'll drop the whole matter. I did nothing wrong by wanting to serve my own country. In Basic Training we were told that it is our duty to disobey illegal orders. For the sake of every man and woman in uniform today, and for the sake of my sons, I won't accept it that we can be traded like NFL players to foreign powers, where we can be forced to serve, fight and die for a One World Agenda that may or may not be in the best interests of my country. I am not a mercenary, and I will not serve under the United Nations. That is not negotiable."
A bill has been introduced in Congress several times, and will be introduced again next year, to prevent the forcible deployment of American military personnel under the United Nations, without specific Congressional authorization. See Citizen Soldier Protection Act of 2013 (See http://www.mikenew.com/